Prolactin

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£107.00

About Prolactin

Change me!!!Prolactin (PRL), or lactotrope as it is sometimes known, is a protein. It is produced by a small organ at the base of the brain called the anterior pituitary gland. Although found in very low levels in men, prolactin is best known for producing breast milk in females. During pregnancy, and for the duration of breastfeeding, prolactin levels will remain high. Another cause of increased prolactin levels is a prolactinoma, a usually benign tumour of the pituitary gland that makes the prolactin. If this becomes enlarged, then headaches and visual impairment can occur. In extreme cases, prolactinoma can also result in infertility and irregular periods, while it men in can cause loss of sex drive. This test measures levels of prolactin - and determines if the pituitary gland is working well.

What's tested

Hormones

How it works

how-it-works-1

1

Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

how-it-works-1

2

Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

how-it-works-1

3

Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

loading...